This week's Baarbarian illustration is a tribute to the memory of Apple's visionary Steve Jobs. In other news, we've found the fold in the brain that distinguishes imagination and reality, and Apple's Siri voice command application has an older cousin in the military.
Netflix's plan to separate itself into two separate services may have seemed ill-considered and inconvenient--but little did we know, the next step involved a group of DVD-chomping pigs. It all makes much more sense now.
It's time to get the next generation of scientists thinking about what's important, and you can help. Below are five education challenges chosen by the editors of Popular Science in partnership with InnoCentive, an open-innovation and crowdsourcing firm. We invite you to devise a simple lesson plan for one or more of them. Each plan should be directed at middle-school students, involve at most three 50-minute sessions, and require less than $50 in materials.
This week in the futureStars: They're Just Like Us!: Burt Reynolds caught with a fake ID, just like college students across the nation. Burt, we know there's a certain other Burt who got honored with a PopSci post this week--but even if you're not an aerospace pioneer, we'll always have a special place in our heart for the Bandit. (Note: This PopSci celebrity news brief has as much truth to it as your average celebrity gossip. Which is to say, none.)